12 of the best ornament storage containers to prevent damage to your Christmas decorations

The best ornament storage containers will help you to safely stow away treasured decorations, such as baubles, until it's time to Deck the Halls once again...

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The best ornament storage containers will help you to organize and pack away your Christmas decorations safely, in order to avoid any damage to them while they're waiting to be used again.

It can be hard to finally take your ornaments down after the festive period—especially if you're not sure where to store them in order to keep them safe until next December. Thankfully, there's no need to individually wrap each decoration. Good ornament storage will allow you to store most, if not all, of your best Christmas decorations in a way that will fully protect them from any knocks and scrapes. 

"Buying a bespoke Christmas ornament box is such a worthwhile investment to ensure you don’t find broken ornaments just when you are ready to decorate," comments Lesley Spellman, Professional Organiser and Declutterer at The Declutter Hub. "It can be a game-changer. Your ornaments will be accessible, visible, and most importantly intact."

We've selected the best ornament storage containers available and evaluated each one based on their different features. This includes how many decorations each container holds, whether the trays are removable or adjustable, and how easy the container is to transport. She also assessed each container's design and value-for-money, to help you decide on the right option for you.

Best ornament storage containers 2022

Ornament storage containers in the US

Amazon ornament storage box

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1. Amazon Holiday Decoration Organizer

Price: $35.99
Dimensions: 12.9 x 12.9 x 13.5 inches
Reasons to buy
+Foldable+Four removable trays

Containing 4 trays, 4 bases and 24 dividers, this ornament storage box can fit an array of decorations of various shapes and sizes. Each cube can hold one bauble or two smaller decorations, allowing you to double up your storage if you fancy. The dividing trays also mean that you could store your decorations according to color too if you wanted. With a foldable box, you can also adjust this container to fit any space you might have.

Amazon ornament storage box

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2. Amazon Zober Plastic Christmas Ornament Storage Box

RRP: $34.99
Dimensions: 14.29 x 14.13 x 3.19 inches
Reasons to buy
+Choice of colors and patterns+Can hold up to 128 ornaments

The best ornament storage containers should be fun and festive—and this option comes in either a polka dots or plaid pattern, ticking that box nicely. This box can hold an impressive 128 ornaments, so it should offer more than enough space for all of our decor items. It also has adjustable slots, which allow for even more specific organization depending on the size of your decorations. And, it comes with two sturdy handles, so you can carry your items away easily and store them out of sight. When the organizer is not in use, it can be collapsed to save space too, with zippers on either side.

Wayfair Christmas ornament storage box

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3. Wayfair Christmas Ornament Storage

RRP: $34.99 (usually $49.99)
Dimensions: 6x13x20 inches
Reasons to buy
+Compact for easy storage+Good for smaller ornaments

This ornament storage container is able to hold up to 24 ornaments—so while it hasn't got the biggest capacity, it should be plenty for those who a smaller Christmas tree with fewer decorations. Coming in a color choice of red or green, this storage box also has clear windows making decorations clearly identifiable—which means no confusion about what is in which box come next Christmas. While you could buy a few of these and stack them if you have lots of decorations, we'd suggest that this option is best for those who have fewer decor items.

Amazon Christmas ornament storage box

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4. Amazon Deluxe Christmas Ornament Storage Box

RRP: $99.04
Dimensions: ‎28.66 x 20.08 x 4.49 inches
Reasons to buy
+Best for protecting individual figurines+Has acid-free dividers

To protect your most valuable decorations, such as beloved figurines or delicate heirlooms that have been passed down through generations, a more specialized container may be needed. And this Amazon product could be just the ticket. Made up of 'acid-free' dividers to avoid damage to the paint that coats the ornaments, you can rest assured that your items will be well protected. It also has great capacity—it can store up to 72 ornaments in 3 tiers. If you want to store your Christmas lights too, it's worth noting that there's an extra pouch in the front, allowing you to hold all of your decor items together.

Wayfair ornament storage container

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5. Wayfair The Holiday Aisle Ornament Storage Box

RRP: $79.99
Dimensions: 18 x 28 x 12.5 inches
Reasons to buy
+Can hold more decorations than just ornaments+Sturdy to carry, with long handle for easy movement

You will be able to fit virtually all your Christmas decorations in this ornament storage bag, whatever your Christmas tree theme was, with different compartments for baubles and figurines. Divided into 73 slots and 5 trays, each compartment can hold 3-inch ornaments, and nine of them can hold 4-inch ornaments for any bigger decorations you may have. The material is 100% tear-proof, and there are two flat and clear compartments contained within the lid of the storage bag, meaning you can put away paper decorations and ribbons without fear of creasing them.

Honey Can Do It christmas ornament storage container

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6. Honey Can Do Holiday Décor Storage Box, Red

RRP: $59.99
Dimensions: 13.5 x 20 x 23 inches
Reasons to buy
+Two types of storage in one+Satin bags included for delicate items

Designed for taller ornaments, this option allows you to stand some decorations upright, or to store some flat, in the pull-out drawer provided. It also comes with a dozen satin bags as an extra way to protect each item’s exterior, meaning it's a great choice if you have some precious ornaments that you simply can't risk breaking. Moveable dividers are included too, allowing you to arrange the upright sections however you wish, in order to slot in the desired amount of ornaments.

Target ornament storage container

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7. Target Treekeeper 5 Tray Adjustable Telescoping Ornament Storage Bag

RRP: $239.99
Dimensions: 24 x 46 x 20 inches
Reasons to buy
+5 adjustable levels of storage+Can be zipped up

Offering a slightly more unique Christmas storage option, this multi-level tray bag with adjustable ornament dividers can fit up to 120 ornaments up to 4 inches in size. Its orientation means you have multiple ways of arranging your ornaments (and rearranging over time). Because of its size, you could also store other tree items in here too, such as the best tree toppers, tinsel or fairy lights. This box also has a telescoping stand that can be raised or lowered depending on your needs, making it one of the best ornament storage containers on our list for vertical spaces. Plus, it zips up too, so you can easily hide Christmas away for the next 11 months...

Ornament storage containers in the UK

A Place For Everything Christmas ornament storage bag

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1. A Place For Everything Decorations Storage Box

RRP: £28
Dimensions: 36 x 36 x 48 cm
Reasons to buy
+Eco-friendly option+Spacious

One of the best ornament storage containers is a sturdy plastic box—and this option is as good as any. It's able to accommodate 48 baubles in separate dividers, all of which will then be stored inside the box for extra protection from damage. It's a great choice if you want an eco-friendly option, as the product manufacturers use recycled materials where possible. Ideal for pairing with your best sustainable Christmas decorations. Because of the size of the box, there is also a bit of space at the top for lighter decor items too, such as tinsel.

Cox & Cox ornament storage box

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2. Cox & Cox Three Rattan Storage Boxes

RRP: £112.5
Dimensions: Small – 11 x 28 x 18cm Medium – 14 x 37.5 x 25.5 cm Large- 16.5 x 47.5 x 30.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Stylish+Comes in three sizes

Looking for the best ornament storage containers but don't love the overly festive options? These stylish-looking storage boxes, with clasp locks, are available in three different sizes, and are a great alternative, especially if you're after something a little chicer and more muted. You could place a number of ornaments in there, though it's worth noting that they don't have individual dividers, so we'd avoid using them for more delicate decorations. Rattan is a waterproof fabric though, which means your decorations are nicely protected from moisture and dampness. And when not in use, these containers can be easily repurposed for other storage given how stylish they look. And, the boxes can fit inside each other if you want to easily tuck them away in the attic.

Amazon ornament Christmas storage box

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3. Amazon Zober Christmas Bauble Storage Box

RRP: £19.99 (64 baubles) £24.99 (120 baubles)
Dimensions: 35.4 x 32.5 x 6 cm
Reasons to buy
+Can hold up to 120 ornaments+Can fit in smaller spaces

The best ornament storage containers will allow you to hold all of your ornaments in one place—and this Amazon option should be well suited if you have a lot of them. Able to hold a grand total of 120 baubles, this divided storage box is ideal for those who love lots of decor during the holidays, or have multiple Christmas trees or Christmas tree alternatives in their home. Coming in a choice of a muted light grey, or more vivid red and green, you can decide on which color would best suit your storage area. The box is also slim enough to slide into any storage space, such as under the bed, or in a small cupboard. 

MADE ornament storage box

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4. Made Dae Set of 2 Underbed Water Hyacinth Storage Trunks

RRP: £59
Dimensions: Medium- 35 x 55 cm Large - 40x 60 cm
Reasons to buy
+Environmentally friendly material+Can fit under a bed

If you want another alternative storage solution for your decorations, these lovely boxes from MADE are another stylish choice. Made from water hyacinth, a softer material, which is lighter and less brittle than rattan, it makes for an environmentally friendly way to store your decorations, if you want to veer away from plastic. And given how big sustainable materials are set to be according to the interior design trends for 2022, you'll be up-to-date style-wise if you choose these. Coming in a set of two (with one medium and one large basket), the decorations can be arranged how you wish—but again, there are no dividers for more delicate ornaments. But, whilst your decorations are in use, you could place these on a surface in your home, as storage for other items. They're certainly good-looking enough.

IKEA Christmas ornament storage bag

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5. IKEA VINTER 2021 Storage Bag

RRP: £3
Dimensions: 35x73x30 cm
Reasons to buy
+Fun pattern+Great value-for-money

The best ornament storage containers needn't be expensive! A multipurpose bag, this incredibly affordable bag decorated with candy canes can double-up during the holidays, as a bag to transport gifts in or as a way to store your festive decorations. It is padded at the bottom, meaning it could work as a storage bag for baubles, tinsel or other items like wreaths. But it's worth noting that it doesn't have dividers, so you may need another container if you want to keep delicate ornaments protected from damage.

How best to store expensive Christmas ornaments

Expensive ornaments should be stored with the same precision it takes to decorate the Christmas tree, in order to preserve them for years to come.

Caroline Caron Dhaoudi, Founder and Director of luxury home organisation and styling company Homefulness, advises that ornaments should always be stored away from dust and daylight. Keeping them out of harsh lighting means they will not fade rapidly. 

Professional organiser and declutterer Vicky Silverthorne also advises that buying black or colored storage boxes (rather than transparent ones) could be a good idea, so that no light can get to any of the items.

Can you make an ornament storage box?

If you're not entirely sold on any of the options above, another choice could be to make a homemade ornament storage container. You can use a range of household objects to do this—including apple storage boxes, egg cartons and drink holders.

How to make an ornament storage box at home:

  1. Get yourself an apple storage box (the big ones, that can be found at farms, supermarkets or retailers); they have handles on either side and are shallow enough for the ornaments.
  2. Use separate cardboard pieces as dividers, depending on how you wish to arrange your ornaments. Cut them to the specific size you need.
  3. Draw out the lines of where your dividers will go (deciding on how many squares are needed) and stick them into place with glue.

If you want to make extra sure that your ornaments won't roll around, you can cut out and stick the bottom of individual egg carton sections to the base of your box, instead of cardboard dividers. They will hold things like baubles nicely, and encase them for extra protection.

With thanks to Caroline Caron Dhaoudi, Founder and Director of Homefulness, an organizing service, Vicky Silverthorne, expert and Founder of You Need A Vicky, an organizing and decluttering service, and Lesley Spellman, Professional Organiser and Declutterer at The Declutter Hub, for their time and expertise for this piece.

Tallulah Rushaya

Tallulah Rushaya writes is an interior and homes features writer—in addition to sometimes covering topics around culture and history. She has always had an appreciation for the Arts, which was further developed while reading History of Art at the University of York. Having started her publishing journey as part of The Lady magazine’s editorial team, she has since written for a variety of interiors titles including Homes & Antiques, Real Homes, Period Living, Your Home and more.

When she is not writing or watching home interior shows, Tallulah enjoys long walks especially around heritage homes, listening to podcasts, and attempting to learn new languages.